Arthur Light is a male comic supervillain who features in DC Comics.
He was a scientist said to had mastered the secrets of light and had constructed numerous equipment that harnessed it in different ways. With it, he stylised himself as a supervillain who took the name Doctor Light but quickly came to realise that his biggest obstacle for world domination was the Justice League of America. Thus, he decided to devote his efforts in defeating that group of champions of justice. (Justice League of America v1 #12)
During the Blackest Night, he came to be one of a number of people that were resurrected as undead members of the Black Lantern Corps. He came to prowl the Hall of Justice where he feasted on the remains of Firestorm's comrade Gehenna when the Kimiyo Hoshi Doctor Light came upon him. Arthur Light managed to overwhelm her and prepared to consume her as well. (Justice League of America v2 #39)
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events. Doctor Arthur Light was a man who at some point was married and had children where he became a scientist that worked for A.R.G.U.S. in the field of superhuman studies. He was called into work by Director Amanda Waller to help the government-sponsored Justice League of America in investigating a Secret Society composed of supervillains. Whilst studying a coin-shaped communication device, Light was present when the machine's self-destruct was activated in front of him in an attempt to kill whoever was attempting to learn its secrets. (Justice League of America v3 #4) Rather than kill him, it transformed him into a being capable of manipulating light. (Justice League of America v3 #5)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
According to him, he was the only scientist in the world to had combined the conflicting theories over light and discovered its true state. Thus, he considered himself to had mastered all the secrets surrounding light. (Justice League of America v1 #12)
Through various equipment, he could manipulate light in a variety of means such as affecting weather and other phenomena as side effects. He had developed a kind of light that travelled at such speeds that it could open doorways between sidereal worlds. (Justice League of America v1 #12)
- Doctor Light was created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky where he made his first appearance Justice League of America v1 #12 (June, 1962).
In other media
- In Teen Titans, the Arthur Light Doctor Light appeared as an antagonist in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass.
- In DC Universe Online, the Arthur Light Doctor Light appeared as an NPC in the MMORPG video game where he was introduced as part 2013 downloadable content "Sons of Trigon".
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